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2011 Press Releases

Consul General Peter Haas Inaugurates ‘Islam in America’ Exhibit at the Iconic Haji Ali Dargah

September 6, 2011

The Consul General of the U.S.in Mumbai, Peter Haas, inaugurated the ‘Islam in America’ exhibit at the iconic Haji Ali Dargah on Tuesday. The American Center, Mumbai, in collaboration with Sayed Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari Dargah Trust, have hosted this poster and video exhibit to showcase the various aspects of Islam and Muslims in America and celebrate cultural diversity in America.

In cities and towns across the United States, Muslim Americans participate in everyday activities with their fellow Americans, while at the same time maintaining the rich heritage of Islamic tradition. The exhibit is a window to showcase this rich culture of pluralism among American Muslims to the people of India. Haji Ali Dargah in the city of Mumbai is itself an embodiment of diversity and pluralism.

Consul General Peter Haas extended his invitation to the people of Mumbai to come and visit the exhibit. Mr. Peter Haas recently assumed the post of U.S. Consul General in Mumbai.   Immediately prior to coming to Mumbai, Consul General Haas served as the Counselor for Economic Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia.  An economic officer by training, his previous diplomatic posts include London, Rabat, Washington, Port-au-Prince, and Berlin.

The exhibit will be open to the public from September 6th to 18th from 10:00 am - 7:00 pm. For more details please contact Media Advisor Ketan Vaidya at 09773249900 or vaidyaks@state.gov